Global Health & Medicine 2023;5(4):246-248.

Sorafenib and surgery for hepatocellular carcinoma – a controversial relation: Lesson learned?

Torzilli G


Sorafenib is a breakthrough in the medical treatment aiming to control hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) progression, but there is some controversy in patients' selection. The introduction of Sorafenib has led to several positive effects. New more than promising antiangiogenic molecules have followed. Immunotherapy combined with antiangiogenic therapy has also strongly entered into the treatment of HCC. All of that has induced a significant guideline revision profiling Sorafenib as a second line systemic therapy in the event of advanced HCC. However, for those patients with advanced but resectable HCC, the selection of surgery or systemic therapy should be reviewed and reconsidered.

KEYWORDS: HCC, Sorafenib, hepatectomy, cirrhosis

DOI: 10.35772/ghm.2023.01020

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